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The Fat Spy (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  11 May 1966 (USA)
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Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's ... See full summary »

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Jack E. Leonard ...
Irving / Herman Gonjular (Twins)
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George Wellington
Johnny Tillotson ...
Dodo Bronk
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Junior Wellington
Lauree Berger ...
Nanette
Jordan Christopher ...
Frankie
The Wild Ones ...
Themselves (Band)
Lou Nelson ...
Punjab, The Sikh
Toni Lee Shelly ...
Naiomi the Mermaid
Penny Roman ...
Herself
Adam Keefe ...
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Chuck Alden ...
Treasure Hunter
Jill Bleidner ...
Treasure Hunter
Tommy Graves ...
Treasure Hunter
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Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's wealthy owner, is none too happy about that, so he dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie, Irving, is the island's only resident. Junior sends Irving to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother, Herman, and Herman's high-school sweetheart, Camille Salamander, are also headed for the island with their own nefarious plans. Is the fountain of youth real, and if so, who will get to it first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a killer... a Diller... a blast of laffs!

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[When Junior discovers Camilla and Herman's plan to steal the Fountain of Youth, the bad guys grab her and tie her to a huge machine in the basement]
Camille: She knows too much, Herman. She must be destroyed!
Herman: We'll annihilate the entire building!
Camille: Get a bomb. A big bomb!
Herman: When I turn this knob, her fate will be sealed and our secret will be safe forever.
Camille: That knob? That's the air conditioning.
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People Sure Act Funny
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FF through the "comedy" to the tunes
10 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's not beat around the bush. This movie is terrible. Jack E. Leonard is just not funny. He's fat in a rather unpleasant-looking way, he tries too hard, and he's given nothing funny to do in playing TWO PARTS.

HOWEVER, for fans of the genuinely wrong-headed and insane, this movie has some appealing facets. The music is pretty doggone cool. The film begins very suddenly with two guys singing an acoustic rock number on a dock. Recorded live, they're just singing "People Sure Act Funny When They Get A Little Money", and it goes on for about 5 minutes and you don't know if it is part of the movie or what. It suddenly ends and shifts to a cool, cartoon mid-60s style of credits with a bouncy title tune.

Later the band, The Wild Ones, treat us to their song "The Turtle". It's the "slowest dance you'll ever do," replete with leering camera shots of the chicks in their skimpy suits writhing along. The song really rocks in an intense way. The lead girl character gets a song of her own, which would serve as a brilliant parody of Lesley Gore, if the filmmakers were smart enough. It is unbelievably catchy, but the basic theme is "I'm so glad I never get my way and you are a man, because you put me down the nicest way you can." On second thought, that's the actual chorus!

So these and a few other musical moments bring the movie to a level of disbelieving watchability. Fast forward through all the "comedy".


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